Former Husker football player will stand trial on rape charge

A former Husker football player will stand trial on a first-degree sexual assault charge, while another former player awaits a hearing on Friday in his case.

Katerian LeGrone, 20, and Andre Hunt, 20, are accused of raping a 19-year-old woman at their Lincoln apartment Aug. 25.

A Lancaster County judge ruled Wednesday morning that there was enough evidence for LeGrone to face trial. His attorney, Omaha lawyer Mallory Hughes, said they will file a plea in abatement in an attempt to overturn the judge’s ruling. Katerian LeGrone The woman told Lincoln police that she was sexually assaulted by the two men when she went to their apartment after talking to Hunt on social media.

Hunt “immediately” walked her to the bedroom and began to make sexual advances toward her, including guiding her head to his penis, according to an affidavit. The woman said she “felt pressured” to do it, the affidavit said.

Hunt then removed the woman’s pants and put her face down on the bed and began to have sex with her, according to the affidavit.

At some point, LeGrone entered the bedroom and began having sex with her, she told police.

“They were trying to conceal Katerian LeGrone’s identity and the switch,” said prosecutor Christopher Reid in court Wednesday. “(The woman) was in a room with two large men and was scared of what would happen if she cried out.” Andre Hunt Hughes emphasized that Nebraska is not an affirmative consent state and that the woman never said no.”This girl knew someone else […]

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